The purpose of this paper is to examine multivariate analysis of challenges faced by patrons of medical tourism in Lagos metropolis, Nigeria.
Systematic sampling technique was employed to select 15 specialized private hospitals and 14 Public hospitals in the study area, resulting to a sample size of 29 hospitals. Ten patrons were contacted in each of the selected hospitals; consequently, 290 patrons were sampled.
The major challenges faced across the selected hospitals in the study area as revealed by this study included time spent in transit to hospital (PKI=3.96 and Mean Dev.=0.77), payment procedure is quick and simple (PKI=3.86 and Mean Dev.=0.67), package pricing is not transparent (PKI=3.76 and Mean Dev. =0.57), hospital facilities and equipment are not easily accessible (PKI=3.63 and Mean Dev.=0.44), Doctors do not pay enough attention to patrons (PKI=3.61 and Mean Dev.=0.42), Doctors do not give adequate explanation of patrons condition (PKI=3.49 and Mean Dev.=0.30), High cost of treatments (PKI=3.32 and Mean Dev.=0.13). The result of multiple regression analysis that produced (R2=0.933, F=296.080, p=0.000) meaning that challenges faced by patrons explain 99.3 percent variation of their destination choice.
The study revealed that challenges face by patrons determine their destination choice.
This paper forms part of a special section on “Tourism in contemporary cities”.
Agbabiaka, H.I., Omisore, E.O. and Odunsi, O. (2017), "Medical tourism in Nigeria: a multivariate analysis of challenges faced by patrons", International Journal of Tourism Cities, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 339-349. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-12-2016-0053Download as .RIS
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